|Posted on March 26, 2013 at 6:15 PM|
Eggshells aren't just for Easter crafts. Save them to use as mini-gardens! This is something I do a lot. I even wrote an article for the Ottawa Citizen a few years back about growing herbs, wheat and rye grasses as well as cat grass in hollo eggshells. It's really easy to do and kids love it - especially if you use cat grass seeds - these sprout in about 5 days!
Liz Stanley over at Momtastic has a full tutorial (with plenty of pics) to grow wheat grass in eggshells but you can grow what you fancy - please use organic seeds. Once the plants have sprouted you can simply plunk into your garden or pot. Just remember to squeeze the eggshell so that it cracks before putting into the soil. This makes it easier for the roots to grow out and you'll get healthier plants.
No soil on hand, no time to run to the garden centre for some? Never mind, do a little Martha Stewart thingy and just turn those little shells into - voila - vases!!! I'm sure that you, too, will be able to dig up more ideas. So - save up those emptied eggshells and have beaucoup de fun!!